Make your garden Hedgehog friendly with a wildlife area
Make an escape route from your garden pond with a ramp or shallow area
Always check overgrown areas before using garden machinery particularly strimmer's and mowers
Take care when using a garden fork or spade in overgrown areas and the compost area
Slug pellets are poisonous and will kill Hedgehogs. Please do not use them.
Take care with fencing wire and netting. Keep it off ground level
Check through your bonfire thoroughly before lighting.
Never feed hedgehogs milk based food or drink. A shallow dish of water is much appreciated by visiting hogs particularly in dry weather.
Cover any holes or pits that a hedgehog may fall into.
Hedgehogs in your Garden
Notice any unusual Hedgehog behaviour. They should not be out during the daytime (an exception is a nesting female Hog with babies to feed. If unsure always seek advice (telephone Judy or any wildlife rescue center) Quite often a poorly Hedgehog can easily be saved and returned to the wild with early intervention
Be Dog Aware
Dogs most likely to attack hedgehogs are Terriers, Lurchers and Huskies, however any dog has the potential to attack and cause serious injury or kill a hedgehog.
It is an extremely traumatic experience not only for the hedgehog but also for the dog owner.
*putting a light on 5 minutes before letting your dog out at night can help
*consider making a dog free zone or highway through your garden
*Unfortunately once a dog has attacked a hedgehog they are more than likely to do so again.
Hedgehog Highways - make a highway in your garden fence. Go to www.hedgehogstreet.org for further information.
Sign up to a petition to make compulsory Hedgehog Highways in all newbuilds
Talk to neighbours and encourage your community to create a hedgehog friendly neighbourhood
Install a Hedgehog house or feedstation in your garden - available to purchase or make your own
email firstname.lastname@example.org - Or message via our Facebook page
Become an Autumn/Winter overwintering volunteer
Loan hutches and full support are provided with a strict release policy Contact us by email email@example.com
Never give hedgehogs milk based products
Leaving out a shallow bowl of fresh water is a most welcome drink-stop on a nightly forage.
Hedgehogs will need to visit ten gardens a night to feed - consider making a hedgehog access gap between neighbouring fences.